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Monster Master: Jun Awazu on "Negadon"

There are monster movie fans all over the world, but not many will commit years to create their own computer-animated movie, let alone pioneer new techniques in CGI to do it. Luckily, Jun Awazu isn’t a typical monster movie fan. Born on June 4, 1974, Awazu completed a degree in Japanese-style painting before trading an […]

NY Times on "The State of the Art of the Anime Dub"

The New York Times examines the art of dubbing anime in an article published in the Sunday Arts & Leisure section (registration required). The article covers the gamut of challenges that face anime dubbers, including language and cultural translation issues, casting, “matching the flaps” of Japanese dialogue in an English translation, and generating chemistry between […]

Disney Orders New Season of "Mickey Mouse Clubhouse," Sets "Handy Manny" Debut Date

An article in The Hollywood Reporter states that Disney has ordered a second season of Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, the new learning-focused programming block for pre-schoolers on Playhouse Disney. The article also states that a new animated series entitled Handy Manny, starring Wilmer Valderrama, will debut on September 16, 2006.

J. Torres Brings Wonder Girl to "Teen Titans Go!"

Newsarama.com has an interview with writer J. Torres about the introduction of Wonder Girl to the Teen Titans Go! comic book. Wonder Girl was one of the original Teen Titans, along with Robin, Kid Flash, Aqualad, and Speedy, but was never introduced in the animated TV show. Preview artwork by series artist Todd Nauck is […]

PBS to Air "Tintin and I" Documentary

Tintin and I, a documentary about the famed globe-traveling comic book and cartoon character, will be debuting on P.O.V. on July 11, 2006, on PBS networks. Directed by Anders Ostergaard, the documentary examines the life of Tintin creator Hergé, as well as the social and political contexts for the Tintin stories. The companion website for […]

SciFi Channel to Release "Screw On Head" Premiere Early On-Line

The SciFi Channel has announced that The Amazing Screw-On Head, an animated pilot based on a Mike Mignola comic book, will debut on July 13 on the SCI FI Pulse broadband channel, two weeks before its broadcast debut. Viewers who watch the show on the Pulse will be able to fill out a survey which […]

Newsday on Rotoscoping and "A Scanner Darkly"

As part of its coverage of Richard Linklater’s new movie A Scanner Darkly, Newsday has published an article about the new rotoscoping techniques used to animate the film’s actors. The article also discusses the use of rotoscoping, which utilizes drawn animation over film of live-action actors, in a recent Charles Schwab TV advertising campaign. (via […]

Ray Harryhausen Comics Coming from Bluewater Productions

BlueWater Productions announced a partnership with legendary stop-motion animator Ray Harryhausen to produce six new comic book titles, several of which will advance the stories in his most famous science fiction and fantasy films. Three titles are due this year: Wrath of the Titans, 20 Million Miles to Earth, and Sinbad: Rogue of Mars. A […]

"This Ugly Yet Beautiful World" Premieres on Anime Network

The Anime Network has issued a press release announcing the premiere of This Ugly Yet Beautiful World today, July 6, 2006. The show was made to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Studio Gainax, and is produced by the same unit that produced Neon Genesis Evangelion. This Ugly Yet Beautiful World is the first of several […]

Press Release: Premiere of This Ugly Yet Beautiful World on Anime Network

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PREMIERE OF THIS UGLY YET BEAUTIFUL WORLD ON ANIME NETWORK FIRST NORTH AMERICAN BROADCAST OF FAMED STUDIO GAINAX’ 20TH ANNIVERSARY SHOWPIECE HOUSTON, July 6, 2006-Anime Network, the first cable channel in North America dedicated to anime, announced that it will begin airing today the first episode of This Ugly Yet Beautiful World, […]

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